Fort Lauderdale condo hotel to open Oct. 10

Hurricane Irma delayed the opening of the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach resort until Oct. 10. The 24-story condo hotel had been scheduled to open by the end of September for its first paying guests. The Conrad, at 551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, has 290 units including studios, suites with one to three bedrooms, and three penthouses. The units have galley kitchens with touch-screen stove tops, marble bath tubs and rainfall showers. Daily room rates in October start at $339, a spokeswoman for the property told the Sun-Sentinel. Guests will pay a daily resort fee of $35 for Internet access, a two-hour bicycle rental, two beach chairs and an umbrella, discounted spa access, and local and toll-free phone calls. The property features a 4,000-square-foot spa, ...

Early next year, downtown Hollywood will get its first new hotel since 1969

Downtown Hollywood will get its first new hotel in almost half a century when the Circ Hotel opens early next year. The 111-room Circ Hotel is expected to open in February 2018 as part of a mixed-use development called Hollywood Circle along the northeast side of Young Circle, a traffic circle in downtown Hollywood. In March, construction crews topped off Hollywood Circle, a 25-story building funded largely by Chinese EB-5 investors. When completed, the mixed-use development will include the hotel plus 389 rental apartments, retail shops and a supermarket. Hollywood Circle LLC, led by managing partner Charles “Chip” Abele Jr., is the developer. The last hotel built in downtown Hollywood was a 95-room Ramada on Harrison Street, according to Jorge Camejo, executive director of the ...

Restoration Hardware will open 7th Florida store in West Palm

Home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware will open a new store in downtown West Palm Beach in November. It will be Restoration Hardware’s seventh Florida location. The retailer also has stores in Aventura, Jacksonville, South Miami, Tampa, Vero Beach and Winter Park. The new store in West Palm Beach will span almost 80,000 square feet. The store, called RH West Palm Beach, will be located at 700 South Rosemary Avenue, Suite 112, in the city’s downtown area. The design of RH West Palm Beach will feature gardens and a water fountain that will be 12 feet tall and 18 feet wide, plus a rooftop restaurant. Architect James Gillam of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger conceived the contemporary design of RH West Palm Beach. From The Real Deal Miami ...